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Who Won the Vice Presidential Debate?


Last night Vice President Joe Biden squared off with VP candidate Congressman Paul Ryan for the first and only Vice Presidential debate. The debate was moderated by Martha Raddatz (ABC News chief foreign correspondent) and covered both foreign and domestic topics and was to be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates. 


Both sides came out fighting and the interuptions were flying. Within the first five minutes I knew this was going to be heated. It was. 

One of the biggest clashes was over rival approaches to reducing federal deficits. 

Ryan's take: "The president likes to say he has a plan," said Ryan, a seven-term congressman. But in fact "he gave a speech" and never backed it up with details. 

Biden's retort: Biden conceded Republicans indeed had a plan. But he said that if enacted it would have "eviscerated all the things the middle class care about," including cutting health care programs and education.

Probably the most talked about on the internet social media was Biden's  his use of words. The most popular being when he blurted out that Ryan was offering “malarkey.” 

Fact checkers were hard at work through the night too. It will be interesting to see what they have to say too. 

Most news outlets are reporting that Biden won. But I've also seen that It was close in the post-debate polls of undecided voters. In a CBS poll, 50 percent thought Biden had won; only 31 percent thought the same of Ryan. In the CNN poll, 48 percent thought Ryan won. Only 44 percent thought Biden came out on top. So big difference.

The issues were discussed. The candidates had their say. Now what do you think?

Who won this debate? Did they speak on topics that interested you? Did you learn anything new about the policies of each ticket? 


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by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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BengalsN.Browns
by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I think VP Bidens experience shone through. I do have to admit that Ryan did better than I had anticipated.

TheFamilyPants
by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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Quoting ba13ygrl1987:

The cbs poll was among 500 undecided voters picked by cbs to view the denate and then be polled on 4 specific questions afterwards. The cnn poll was who do you think won, vote now online. That's why there's such a difference. Comparing the 2 polls is comparing apples and oranges. As a journalist writing an article you probably shouldve been aware of this.


Ouch! Fair enough :)

mom_to_travis
by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Yes, I agree.

Quoting mem82:

Biden won, hands down. He made all of his points, he gave plenty of TRUE facts, and he answered every question completely. Ryan did very little of any of that. He did do better than I thought he would, though. LOL And way better than Palin four years ago.


i.heart.myboys
by Amber on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM
I have no clue!
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LancesMom
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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It was said Biden won and I agree... now lets hope Obama comes out fighting on this next one!

celestegood
by on Oct. 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM


Quoting bsawyer02:

Biden definitely won. At times Paul Ryan looked bored at times and at others he looked like he had some funny secret he didn't want to share.
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celestegood
by on Oct. 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM


Quoting LancesMom:

It was said Biden won and I agree... now lets hope Obama comes out fighting on this next one!

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celestegood
by on Oct. 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM
LOL

Quoting TheFamilyPants:



Quoting ba13ygrl1987:

The cbs poll was among 500 undecided voters picked by cbs to view the denate and then be polled on 4 specific questions afterwards. The cnn poll was who do you think won, vote now online. That's why there's such a difference. Comparing the 2 polls is comparing apples and oranges. As a journalist writing an article you probably shouldve been aware of this.



Ouch! Fair enough :)

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celestegood
by on Oct. 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM
I agree, but I think that Ryan didn't do well at all.

Quoting BengalsN.Browns:

I think VP Bidens experience shone through. I do have to admit that Ryan did better than I had anticipated.

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celestegood
by on Oct. 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Biden! And last time, Obama!
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